Various Artists - "...ending the year on a high (waag_com002)"
Due to ill health, what was intended as a fitting close to 2013 has now become an opening shot across the bow of 2014 ... and what a shot it is!
When I put out the call for submissions for the end-of-year compilation, I never thought I would receive what I did: tracks from artists like Cousin Silas, Scott Lawlor, and Kevin Lyons - the very backbone of weareallghosts; new creations from Jack Hertz, and Mystified - pillars of the Ambient music community; an inspired remix from Wolfgang Merx of a decidedly creepy yet fun track from Infinite Decay; an equally inspired collaboration between Crows Labyrinth & Microvolt; a new track from Apta alongside new music from Ade Hodges - both rising stars in their own ways; and last but not least a contribution from Row Boat, an artist whose post-rock soundscapes have captivated my ears in 2013;
I could not have asked for more.
This compilation, like waag, focusses on ambient soundscapes ... but isn't solely limited to them - we hear beats from Cousin Silas ... vocals from Infinite Decay with a Krautrock twist from Wolfgang Merx ... samples and field-recordings from Ade Hodges ... and post-rock expression from both Apta and Row Boat.
I am proud to have been in some small way the catalyst for this compilation ... and I give it to you for free. It is my way of saying thanks for all the support I have received in 2013 ... support from the artists who make weareallghosts what it is and from our audience who encourage and embrace the creative expression with such enthusiasm.
Here's to 2014. Here's to the music.